This weekend marks the inaugural edition of BPM Festival: Portugal. With over 170 artists confirmed over and more than 20 showcases across four days and nights, attendees will see heavyweight artists from the likes of Art Department, Jackmaster, Nastia, Pan-Pot, and Seth Troxler play alongside dance music pioneers like Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin, The inaugural European event will also see familiar names like Detlef, Hector, Lauren Lane, Nathan Barato, Nitin, Richy Ahmed, and many more who have climbed through the ranks alongside the festival brand over the past decade. Along with several in-house produced events, BPM will see the return of Akbal Music, All Day I Dream, Deeperfect, Detroit Love, and Do Not Sit On The Furniture, while XLR8R will host Don't Be Leftout with Visionquest. Further, the event will see elrow, FORM Music, Kaluki, Nick Curly presents TRUST, Social Experiment, Numero 00, Paradise, Stereo Productions, Vatos Locos, and Warung hosted by Ibiza Voice. For the full lineup and showcase listings, click here.
Saturday night is a massive one for house and techno lovers across the globe, and with so many great parties to choose from, it can be daunting just to narrow down the options. For those in London, we recommend stopping by OSCURO’s 3rd anniversary party, which is set to take place at the open air venue Studio 338 in Greenwich. Organizers have locked in a stellar cast of minimal house and techno experts to play their birthday extravaganza, with the main attraction being an extended set from SIT–the collaborative project from [a :rpia:r] contributors Vlad Caia and Cristi Cons. With French duo Zendid and Romanian up-and-comer caLLy are also on Saturday’s lineup, this one’s not to be missed. More info and last minute tickets can be found here.
Across the channel in Brussels, renowned nightclub Fuse will host two exclusive showcases across its two rooms, with room one locked in for Dave Clarke’s birthday festivities. The Skint mainstay is set to play an extended set, alongside Fuse resident Pierre and local talent Deg. In room two, Futurepast will host a showcase featuring a headlining slot from the always reliable Francesco Del Garda. Davy from the Futurepast crew and Kontrast Music’s Pjay will also play the showcase. Click here for more info and tickets.
And back here in Los Angeles, veteran LA underground series Incognito will celebrate a decade of warehouse parties on Saturday night. For this very special (and impressive) occasion, Incognito has recruited some top-notch international talent, with house and techno icon Ian Pooley at the top of the bill. Perlon’s Maayan Nidam will also play the event, with support set to be provided by Joz and Incognito resident Gerard Not Gerald. Tickets are moving quickly for the party; get yours here.